The Fight for Ferguson

A Missouri community stands up to the police after an unarmed teenager, Mike Brown, was shot and killed in their streets by an law enforcement officer.

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  1. This page has stopped updating. Thank you for reading. I just found out Storify has a limit of 1,000 "elements." A days' worth of curation is already lost b/c I didn't know that. It includes Tweets from people who were in Ferguson/Canfield Apartments the day Michael Brown was killed. When I started curating, the news was barely getting any attention in national media. Now the story is widespread.
  2. BACKGROUND
  3. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (HBO)
  4. "Blacks make up 65% of Ferguson's population, yet they accounted for 93% of arrests, 92% of searches and 80% of traffic stops in the city last year, according to a racial profiling report by the Missouri attorney general.

    "Blacks in Ferguson are twice as likely as whites to be stopped by police even though police find contraband for 34% of whites stopped, versus 22% of blacks, said Scott Decker, a criminologist on a team contracted by the attorney general's office to compile the data."

    The St Louis county police department has a history of racism, which was brought to light by a whistleblower in recent years. An investigation into departmental racism was launched earlier this year.
  5. TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
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